'Ballistic capture' allows safer and cheaper way of orbit insertion

December 24, 2014 3:15 AM

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'Ballistic capture' allows safer and cheaper way of orbit insertion

A safer, smoother and cheaper way to place spacecraft in orbit has been suggested in a new theoretical study.

In a technique called ballistic capture or low-energy transfer that will see craft flying in formation with the destination planet, scientists hope to do away with launch window delays as well as traditional orbit placements that are energy guzzling and often risky.

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